Peeling Lead Paint
--- By law, your landlord is required to inspect your apartment for peeling paint and other lead paint hazards at least once a year if a child under 6 years of age (5 years or younger) lives with you.
You must notify your landlord in writing if a child under 6 comes to live with you during the year.
. If a child under 6 lives with you, your landlord must inspect your apartment and provide you with the results of these paint inspections.
Your landlord must use safe work practices to repair all peeling
paint and other lead paint hazards.
. Always report peeling paint to your landlord. Calf 377 if your landlord does not respond.
These requirements apply to buildings with 3 or more apartments built before 1960. They also apply to buildings built between 1960 and 1978 if the landlord knows that lead paint is present.
By law, your landlord is required to install window guards in all your windows if a child under 11 years of age (10 years or younger) lives with you, OR if you request them (even if no children live with you).
It is against the law for you to interfere with installation, or
I remove window guards where they are required. Air conditioners in windows must be permanently installed.
Window guards must be installed so there is no space greater than 4'/2 inches above or below the guard, on the side of the guard, or between the bars.
ONLY windows that open to fire escapes, and one window in each first floor apartment when there is a fire escape on the outside of the building, are legally exempt from this requirement. I
These requirements apply to all buildings with 3 or more
apartments, regardless of when they were built.
Fill out and detach the bottom Dart of this form and return it to your landlord.
Friday, May 20, 2011
NY REAL PROPERTY SERVICES
EPA LEAD-BASED PAINT PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
RMD’s LPA– Lead Paint Inspection System
XRF– Lead Paint Analyzer
2359 Steinway Street
Long Island City, NY 11105